How Much Should You Donate to Charity?

I didn’t grow up with a habit of charitable giving, so for a long time I didn’t give anything to charity. As time has passed I’ve gotten wealthier, and I’ve found some causes I want to support. But how much should I donate? On the one hand, I feel some obligation to use my money to help others. On the other, I also want to use it for my own enjoyment.

Being a human, my first thought is to see what other people do. But people tend not to talk much about their money or budgeting decisions.

Some ideas:

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